NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
A synthetic derivative of inosinic acid with antiretroviral and immunomodulatory activities. Rintatolimod acts through a number of pathways to stimulate the antiviral activity of the immune system. This agent stimulates interferon production; activates the oligoadenylate synthase-RNase L pathway; stimulates natural killer cell activity; and acts as a non-mitogenic stimulator of the immune system. Rintatolimod also inhibits replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in vitro. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: atvogen US brand name: Ampligen Abbreviation: poly(I):poly(C12U) RNA Chemical structure: poly(inosinic acid) poly(cytidylic(12), uridylic)acid